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Refinery positions itself to handle more U.S. shale crude

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Motiva Enterprises’ plan to run its Norco and Convent refineries as a single operation by linking them via a major pipeline may signal that the company, like a number of other refiners, is positioning itself to handle more of the “super light” crude gushing from U.S. shale formations.

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Female students learn about oil, gas industry jobs

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Being raised with three brothers ignited a competitive spirit within local business owner Chris Hale.

“I was always taught that I could do anything I wanted to do even though I was a girl,” she said.

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Report: Energy-producing states fared better after recession

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Energy-producing states have been able to bounce back faster and more successfully from the 2009 recession than states that import a majority of their energy, according to new research from a group aligned with Republicans.

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Popular fishing spot to get reef

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An artificial reef is being built at the site of the storied fishing hole known as the Pickets.

The Pickets was a series of oil wells and platforms installed in 10 feet of water off Terrebonne Parish's coast. It was decommissioned and disassembled per federal regulations after being sold by Houston-based Apache Corp. oil company.

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Feds to offer nearly 44 million acres in Gulf of Mexico for oil, gas drilling

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The federal government will offer nearly 44 million acres off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration, the seventh sale in the Gulf of Mexico under its five-year leasing program.

The lease sale, which will be held in March 2015 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, will include more than 7,000 lease blocks covering 43.5 million acres in the central Gulf of Mexico.

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